Y9s visit Lynmouth

Y9s visit Lynmouth

Written by Mr Greenland, Geography Teacher

Last week Year 9 Geography students had a great day’s fieldwork following the East Lyn river from its source on Exmoor down the East Lyn gorge, past Watersmeet and onto Lynmouth. 

This was a fabulous day exploring our beautiful local area and completing fieldwork looking at the way the river changes from source to mouth.

Measuring river velocity changes was an ideal opportunity for the annual Park Pooh Stick Championships while collecting data to analyse back in the classroom. 

 

We also looked at the evidence of Lynmouth’s deadly flood and the management techniques put in place immediately afterwards that still keep Lynmouth safe today. 

It was also an opportunity to reward ourselves for a good day’s work (and walk) with some chips by the sea!